Watch: Video captures the moment when 'nervous' dog turns into a hero!

Nobody expected Zero to confront the thief dog-wow
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A black Labrador with a reputation for being a bit of a 'yellow-belly' stepped up when it really counted and fought off a suspected parcel thief in Utah, USA.

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 16/12/2019, 08:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:22

All dogs have their own unique personality. So while Zero the black Labrador is one of the sweetest and most loving pooches you'll ever meet, he isn't exactly guard-dog material.

In fact, the nervous pup has got a reputation for being a bit of a 'softie!' Whitney King Cahoon is Zero's dog-mum. She told The Dodo:

"He is scared of almost everything, but very lovable."

Zero to Hero

But his latest actions surprised everyone, proving there was more fight in Zero than anyone could have predicted.

Zero turned into the hero after he confronted a would-be thief at the family home in a small town in Utah, USA.

CCTV footage shows a hooded figure running up to the front door to snatch an unattended parcel. He then makes his escape towards a getaway car.

And that's when Zero made his move. The brave animal chased after the hoodlum, barking and snapping at his heels until he drops the package.

Zero's owner comes out and retrieves the package, while the super-dog does some 'business" in the front garden. Maybe Zero was more nervous than he looked. Or was he just marking his territory after scaring off the intruders?

Either way, Zeros's owners saw a completely different side to their pet:

"I didn't expect him to go after them, but I am proud of him for scaring them off," said Whitney King Cahoon. "He earned his keep."

It's the thought that counts

But what was in the package? What did Zero risk his life for? Well, it turns out it was a $4 dimmer switch!

Just don't tell Zero. He's still feeling very proud of himself, and we don't want to burst his bubble. After all, he's earnt his moment in the spotlight!

So well done, Zero. You've been a very good (and very brave) boy!


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Posted by Whitney King Cahoon on Thursday, January 31, 2019